Will CNN's new series "Finding Jesus" affect your faith in Jesus Christ?

What new physical evidence will this new CNN programme present? The TV programme, Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact, Forgery, which is to run in six parts, seeks to unravel the "truth"about artifacts associated with Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

The first part, which debuts today, Sunday March 1, will focus on "The Shroud of Turin". The Shroud of Turin or Turin Shroud (Italian: Sindone di Torino) is a length of linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have suffered physical trauma in a manner consistent with crucifixion. That man is said to be Christ himself. The origins of the shroud and its image are the subject of intense debate among theologians, historians and researchers. Scientific and popular publications have presented diverse arguments for both authenticity and possible methods of forgery.

The topics for the other five parts are as follows:
  • Relics associated with the Cross of Christ
  • The Gospel of Judas
  • Relics associated with John the Baptist
  • The supposed burial box of Jesus’ brother James
  • The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
Will this programme unearth hidden secrets of the ages past or will it bring up more dust? Will it entertain or inform? Will it arouse the curiosity of Christian to investigate the basis of his faith?

According to Dr. Candida Moss, scholarly advisor on the project and professor at Notre Dame University, the Finding Jesus team hopes to present up-to-date scientific and historical evidence on these mysterious items (many of them held sacred by the global church for a long time) in a responsible and sensitive way. Many hands and minds have contributed to the Finding Jesus series, including professors of religion, theology, and biblical studies, scholars, researchers, ministers, priests, archaeologists, historians, mathematicians, antiquarians, and translators.

The series, which has been put together by Nutopia Productions,  will air as from today March 1 till Easter Sunday at 9.00p.m. E.T (2.00a.m GMT.

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